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Raspberry Pi

Well, it looks like it is finally available. They say around $35.00, very exciting.

Raspberry Pi

Spain
#2  
Interesting, looks like a mini computer.
DJ, it would be possible to use as on-board computer in a robot using ARC? *confused*
#3  
It will be he showed us this a while back. When it was still in production.
#4  
i assume you load ezb on the memory card. right? then coneect any wireless mic, joystick, sound card, anything......the bot woould have to be big enought o fit it all inside right.
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USA
#5  
Would DJ have to port to linux? My understanding is there would be no support of this device with Windows OS's. Does that mean we would lose voice recognition? As I assume ARC is using Windows voice recognition to deliver commands?!
#6  
Hi All,

Yes, Raspberry Pi is Linux. I have not heard of any Windows support for it yet and I have been watching it. Very cool devices. There are other Voice Recognition and Speech to Text Engines available for Linux as well, but this would probably be a pretty big transition for ARC I believe. This could be very useful for some other things however and perfect size for onboard a bot.
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Synthiam
#7  
:) The raspberry pi is considerably under powered for a full featured ARC, but it will suffice for a very minimal set of features. ARC is being ported to work under linux right now:) That's why i've been so been so busy!
#8  
Nice to hear form you DJ. Thought you were on a trip or something. Just how underpowered is it? I was so excited, now maybe not.
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USA
#9  
DJ, any Eta for the new ARC? I am looking forward to 140 steps on a servo! Also excited to see biped in action.
#10  
I too would like to know of a micro PC alternative for a Small Form Robot:)
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#11  
I feel fit-pc is the best bang for your buck. It's sure more than 35 dollars, but it's a real computer. We can code specific applications for the processor in the raspberry pi, but it couldn't be a generic ui like ARC. I'll know more once I get one. My gut says no enough juice:)

As for the latest update, I'm almost done!:) I have servo speeds also again. This firmware is going to knock your socks off!
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USA
#12  
Ughhh I can't wait!!!!!!!
#14  
DJ,
You used to like the MINI ITX. Is it still a favorit? It is $200.00 cheaper.
#15  
There are even smaller PCs out there sporting AMD low wattage CPUs that are the size of a pack of cigarettes with a WiFi antenna popping out. Then you have full capabilities.
#16  
Hey jstarne1:)
Do you have links to those?
#17  
DJ, what about using the Raspberry Pi as just a gateway device to ARC still running on a full blown PC?
Imagen hooking up the EZ-B to it via a USB serial cable, adding speakers, USB cameras, and a USB Wifi adaptor. All the raspberry pi has to do is relay the needed data to ARC on the real computer.
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#18  
@ndavid79 that's not a bad idea! you're a smarty
Australia
#19  
Dj any word on the linux port ?

Ubuntu is by far my favourite OS - I heard Steam will be available on Linux soon so in the future I may get rid of windows all together.

Regards